My name is Natasha Tynes. I’m a writer, content creator, and storyteller

Enjoy the hundreds of blog posts and other resources on my site, and feel free to reach out if I can help you or your organization tell your story or revamp your digital content.


What I do

Digital content creator

Through my agency Suburban Media Group I provide digital media services including content creation and media strategy. I help you ceate ontent for your brand. Let’s chat.


I run a YouTube channel where I review books I read and discuss everything related to writing and storytelling.


I’m the author of the speculative novel They Called Me Wyatt.

My short stories have appeared in Geometry, The Timerbline Review and Fjords. My story Ustaz Ahamd received a special award at the F. Scott Fitzgerald literary festival.

Public speaker

II have appeared on a number of national and international TV programs, including Larry King Live, PBS’s Foreign Exchange, Paula Zahn show, CBS’s Morning show, Scarborough Country, BBC’s Up all night, among others..


I am a  regular contributor to a number of publications inside and outside the United States. My non-fiction work has appeared in the Washington Post, Nature Magazine, Elle Magazine, The Post, Esquire magazine, Aljazeera, among others.  Looking for a freelance journalist? Ping me.

Podcast host

I host the podcast, Read and Write with Natasha, where I chat with authors and discuss the writing journey.


From my blog

That damn accent. That beautiful accent

That damn accent. That beautiful accent

"Where are you from?" they ask me the minute I open my mouth.  All it would take is one word, a simple hello, and they would immediately discover that I'm not one of them, that I'm a transplant from a faraway land.  After seventeen years of living in the US, I still...

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How I got scammed for $1700 on Upwork

How I got scammed for $1700 on Upwork

I have shied away from telling the story of how I was scammed because I was ashamed. How did I get fooled that easily when I pride myself on being a digital native, having worked in digital communications since the mid-nineties?  Shouldn't I have been immune to the...

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Tools to capture creativity while walking

Tools to capture creativity while walking

It's no secret that you unleash your creative juices when you walk. Famous creatives like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg have been known for being big walkers. German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who walked with his notebook every day between 11 am and 1 pm, once...

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My Book

They Called Me Wyatt

When Jordanian student Siwar Salaiha is murdered on her birthday in College Park, Maryland, her consciousness survives, finding refuge in the body of a Seattle baby boy. Stuck in this speech-delayed three-year old body, Siwar tries but fails to communicate with Wyatt’s parents, instead, she focuses on solving the mystery behind her murder. 

Fast-forward twenty-two years. Wyatt is a well-adjusted young man with an affinity towards the Middle East and a fear of heights. While working on his graduate degree in Middle Eastern studies, Wyatt learns about Siwar’s death, which occurred twenty-five years ago. For reasons he can’t explain, he grows obsessed with Siwar and spends months investigating her death, which police at the time erroneously ruled as suicide. 
His leads take him to Amman, Jordan where after talking to her friends and family members and through his special connection with the deceased, he discovers a clue that unravels the mystery of her death. Will Siwar get justice after all?


My published articles


Natasha is one of the most professional people I have worked with. She oversaw numerous training courses that I gave.

Hoda Osman

Executive Editor , Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism

Natasha has a sharp intellect. She developed our online learning program, which has been a tremendous success.

Joyce Barnathan

Former President, International Center for Journalists

Natasha was born to make a difference in the journalism industry across the globe. “

Larbi Mrgari

Journalist, Algerian television

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